Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Two for To Do Tuesday

I am joining several other bloggers in setting goals and trying to meet them on Tuesday each week.  

I am pleased to say I met my goals for the week.  The first goal was to work on a couple more panels. 
The first one features a red barn with Christmas trees.  After squaring up the little panel I added the first border in a black/gray marble fabric, next came the red and white checkerboard. 

So much fun to add my own flying geese pieced tree. More black/gray marbled fabric for a finished 1" border which also goes around the green and red pinwheel additions. The striped binding sets off the final red border. 

A little close up peek at the red barn itself. 

I decided to use four red string blocks sashed with a black print to spruce up the center of the backing. 

The next panel I worked with is a another red truck one.  And can you spot my red truck prop!  I found it unpainted at the Dollar Tree:)  So I got right to digging out my paints, brush and made a fast job of painting it. 

I had lots of fun deciding what features I should do in this wall hanging.  I could have done more trees since there are trees in the panel itself. But I wanted it a little different.  In the end I went with quarter square triangles to make the red and green border blocks. 

Some custom quilting ensued:)

The other goals I had were to make a reversed S swirl runner and to make a round wedge topper.  I did work on two of each style.  The fabrics were pulled from the stash and all the strips sets are sewn.  And that is as far as I got.  They are all Christmas related. I thought maybe that would help keep things cool.  Nope didn't help one little bit. Last week was really nice, but as I am writing this we are heading to the 90's again.  

The first ones on the goal list for the upcoming week is to 
  • finish piecing the above round wedge toppers and S swirl runners.
  • Work on snowman runners
  • That's all I can muster up the desire and energy for this week!
How about you will you have a long goal list or a short one?  

Linking up with To Do Tuesday at Texas Quilt Gal, and Midweek Makers  Wishing you all a wonderful week. 


  1. I love how those turned out. I have a large panel that has about 10 pieces on it that came with a large flannel fat quarter package - it is the pattern I call Yuletide Gatherings - the panel had no place in this quilt and needs to be cut into about 10 pieces to use for various things and a red truck panel was included - I need to show it on my blog.

  2. Looking at the thumbnail on Linda's linky party I knew that panel wall hanging had to be yours. I love how you pulled that all together. And, great quilting. We aren’t going up to the 90s today but the next three days are with a ton of humidity too. Oh summer you wipe me out with your heat!

  3. You have two more great panel wall hangings there!

  4. Such cute panel sections in those little quilts. Great job! I usually set goals for each month, and then prioritize certain ones each week. I've mostly met this week's goals, but haven't really set any specific goals for August. We'll see how the recuperation goes.

  5. Wow!!! Beautiful Christmas wall hanging, Vicki.

  6. It's always fun to see what you do with those panels! I love the striped binding on the red barn one. And what fun to paint a red truck tossed in your photo, too! So cute!

  7. Congrats on your successful week. I love the quilts and the quilting you did. Good luck with this week!

  8. You do SUCH neat work! I love any panel with a barn, and you really made those beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing with us at To Do Tuesday!

  9. You've had a great week! I'm sure you'll muster up some fun once you quickly finish your goals for the week!

  10. Hi Vicki! Great job on the panels!! I love seeing these getting finished, left and right. It's nice that you have no pressure right now so it's fun to get back into the swing of winter items, isn't it?! Your shop will be hopping soon! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  11. I love everything about this little gem! from the piecing to the quilting to the clever strings on the back! Kudos!!

  12. Vicki - I think you did a fine job finishing these up. I especially like the truck - the 'star' behind it is a perfect addition!


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